Where Is the Largest Freshwater Lake In the World and How Many Species of Fish Are There In Lake Superior?

Lake Superior, the biggest of the Great Lakes on the U.S. Canadian border, is the largest freshwater lake in the world, and covers 31,700 square miles (82,100 sq km).

It is the third-largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and is approximately the size of South Carolina.

Lake Superior empties into Lake Huron via the St. Marys River and the Soo Locks, and there is enough water in Lake Superior to cover the entire land mass of North and South America with a foot of water.

Over 80 species of fish have been found in Lake Superior, including brook trout, burbot, lake sturgeon, lake trout, northern pike, rock bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, and yellow perch.

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